Humanizing Digital Technologies through Postdigital Narratives
Areas of Digital Art
postdigital art, art education for a postdigital era, webart, blogart, wikiart, multimedia, cyberspace-realspace interactions, biofeedback art, spiritual dimensions of the networked world, computer-generated printmaking, writing books: The Future of Art in a Postdigitial Age: From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness (2011) and Educating Artists at the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology and Culture (2008) both books published by Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press. Blogart project http://torahtweets.blogspot.com and blogs www.future-of-art.com and www.artiststory.com
My new book is out! The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age: From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness(Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press, 2011)
From the books' back cover: In The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age artist and educator Mel Alexenberg offers a vision of a postdigital future that reveals a paradigm shift from the Hellenistic to the Hebraic roots of western culture. The author surveys new art forms emerging from a postdigital age that address the humanization of digital technologies. He ventures beyond the digital to explore postdigital perspectives rising from creative encounters among art, science, technology, and human consciousness. The interrelationships between these perspectives demonstrate the confluence between postdigital art and the dynamic, open-ended Jewish structure of consciousness. Alexenberg’s pioneering artwork – a fusion of spiritual and technological realms – exemplifies the theoretical thesis of this investigation into interactive and collaborative forms that imaginatively envisage the vast potential of art in a postdigital future.
Three new books in 2008: Educating Artists for the Future: Learning at the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology, and Culture (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press), The Future of Art in a Digital Age: From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press, paperback edition), and Dialogic Art in a Digital World: Judaism and Contemporary Art (Jerusalem: Rubin Mass House) in Hebrew,
This is one part of a three part web presence the SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community (DAC) will have.
Beside the community site, we have a main site at arts.siggraph.org which will soon feature curated online shows and a peered reviewed arts review online publication.
We have more exciting things planned & welcome your participation!
ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Chair
To foster year-round engagement and dialogue within the digital, electronic, computational and media arts. Facilitate dynamic scholarship and creative programming within the ACM SIGGRAPH organization. Promote collaboration between artists and the larger computer graphics and interactive techniques community.
ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Committee:
Victoria Szabo, Chair
Jim Demmers, Sue Gollifer, Kathy Rae Huffman, John Hyatt, Bonnie Mitchell, Hye Yeon Nam, Derick Ostrenko, Jan Searleman, Ruth West.